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If you’ve been hanging around my blog, you’ve probably noticed that I have a thing for Mexican food or Mexican inspired food. I just love the flavors, and the colors, and I really love how you can control how much heat is in your Mexican food. You can enjoy Mexican food from 4 alarm fire hot to mild. I’m a medium. I love lots of flavor, with just a bit of a kick.
Also, if you haven’t stopped to take a breather lately, it’s because you’re busy as all get out! A lot of folks are busy, you’re not alone. You’ve got holiday things to do, kids in sports, house cleaning to the best that time allows, dinner to prepare and lets not forget about that day job, right?! Oh, and are the In-Law’s coming? Now, I can help with at least two of those. For the In-Laws coming, I highly recommend one of two things, my Candy Cane Cocktail, or this Eggnog Mudslide over at Lemon Tree Dwelling. They are both incredibly delicious and will make the In-Laws thing a lot easier. 😂
The second thing I can help you with, is getting dinner on the table on these busy nights, of course! That’s what I’m here for folks! For me, this “recipe” is more of a hack than a real recipe. Whatever you want to call it, I call it Simple Taquito Casserole, and you won’t believe how incredibly easy this is!
I start off with a box of Spanish rice mix. My favorite is Zatarain’s, but use whatever your prefer. Prepare the rice mix as directed on the box using the diced tomatoes. You can do this way in advance if you wish. I do it a little earlier than I need it, just to give it time to cool down a bit. Then you’re gonna dump the rice into a large bowl along with some frozen corn, black beans, enchilada sauce, and some cheese. Mix it all up and then spread onto the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish.
Now take your box of frozen taquitos, beef or chicken, whatever you like, and place them in a single layer on top of the rice mixture.
Top the taquitos with the remaining enchilada sauce and bake in a 375 degree oven for about 35 minutes. Top with remaining cheese, and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes until cheese is melted and taquitos are heated through.
Serve it up with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!